Description: This recall involves Bostitch brand electric pencil sharpeners
Quietsharp Glow(TM) Classroom and Super Pro(TM) Commercial electric pencil sharpeners
based company's bestselling every day carry knife--with the Blademedic sharpener
Folding diamond sharpeners
are extremely popular, and rightfully so.
Likewise, the peripheral segments of the cutlery market--such as hatchets/axes, sharpeners
and multi-tools--can generate the same percentages.
Four years ago, the company entered the housewares market with kitchen knife sharpeners
and has since branched out into slicers and graters.
Weiner said the hybrid sharpeners
received a particularly strong response from retail visitors to the company's booth.
If that is the case, then there's much more than pencil sharpeners
to worry about.
Because the polka dot pattern on DMT's sharpeners
is so easily recognizable, a number of look-alike knockoffs have been manufactured in China, and sold in China and elsewhere.
Looks can be deceiving, however, and the can of paint is actually a pencil sharpener
in the shape of a miniature paint tin, 2'cm high.
Or Kenwood and Russell Hobbs make electric can openers with a sharpener
on the back.
A sketching and drawing set including three charcoal pencils, a charcoal sketch stick, a medium charcoal piece, an eraser, two sharpeners
, a charcoal eraser and eight pencils, is just pounds 4.
The accessory business is growing as well, encompassing cutting boards made from sustainable bamboo to sharpeners
of every type, from those that are handheld or built in to the block to electric sharpeners
that can sharpen both sides of the blade at once.
Just a few strokes on this compact sharpener
's tungsten carbide side puts a scary sharp edge on any blade, and Crock Stick ceramic rods add fast touchups (Lansky Sharpeners
, 702/361-7511, www.
Trouble is, even electric sharpeners
have their drawbacks.
Helix, the name you saw stamped on just about everything plastic you ever owned in your schooldays, have announced they are bringing out pencil sharpeners
with safety blades.